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  • Studies in Historical Improvisation

    From Cantare super Librum to Partimenti

    Edited by Massimiliano Guido

    In recent years, scholars and musicians have become increasingly interested in the revival of musical improvisation as it was known in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. This historically informed practice is now supplanting the late Romantic view of improvised music as a rhapsodic endeavour—a…

    Hardback – 2017-01-17 
    Routledge

  • Towards a Harmonic Grammar of Grieg's Late Piano Music

    Nature and Nationalism

    By Benedict Taylor

    The music of Edvard Grieg is justly celebrated for its harmonic richness, a feature especially apparent in the piano works written in the last decades of his life. Grieg was enchanted by what he styled the ’dreamworld’ of harmony, a magical realm whose principles the composer felt remained a…

    Hardback – 2016-12-17 
    Routledge
    Royal Musical Association Monographs

  • Revisiting Music Theory

    Basic Principles, 2nd Edition

    By Alfred Blatter

    Revisiting Music Theory: Basic Principles, Second Edition, surveys the basics of music theory and explains the terms used in harmonic and formal analysis in a clear and concise manner. Students will find Revisiting Music Theory to be an essential resource for review or reference, while instructors…

    Paperback – 2016-12-16 
    Routledge

  • Karlheinz Stockhausen

    Zeitmaße

    By Jerome Kohl

    Zeitmaße is one of a group of four acknowledged masterpieces composed between 1955 and 1957 that together established Karlheinz Stockhausen as the leading figure in the European avant-garde. Of the four works, it is the only one that has not been thoroughly analysed from the composer's sketches and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-05
    Routledge
    Landmarks in Music Since 1950

  • Jumping to Conclusions: The Falling-Third Cadences in Chant, Polyphony, and Recitative

    By Richard Hudson

    This book concerns the cadences which reach their conclusion by jumping from scale degree 3 down to 1 or to 1-7-1. The chronological history commences in Gregorian Chant, where the falling third is often preceded by scale degree 4, forming the striking figure 4-3-1. The cadences move, along with…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02
    Routledge

  • Thomas Adès: Asyla

    By Edward Venn

    Thomas Adès (b. 1971) is an established international figure, both as composer and performer, with popular and critical acclaim and admiration from around the world. Edward Venn examines in depth one of Adès’s most significant works so far, his orchestral Asyla (1997). Its blend of virtuosic…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge
    Landmarks in Music Since 1950

  • The Music of Hugh Wood

    By Edward Venn

    The Music of Hugh Wood provides the first ever in-depth study of this well-known, yet only briefly documented composer. Over the years, Wood (b. 1932) has produced a sizeable oeuvre that explores the established genres of symphony, concerto, and quartet on the one hand, and songs and choruses on…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge

  • Irony, Satire, Parody and the Grotesque in the Music of Shostakovich

    A Theory of Musical Incongruities

    By Esti Sheinberg

    The music of Shostakovich has been at the centre of interest of both the general public and dedicated scholars throughout the last twenty years. Most of the relevant literature, however, is of a biographical nature. The focus of this book is musical irony. It offers new methodologies for the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge

  • Loading the Silence: Australian Sound Art in the Post-Digital Age

    By Linda Ioanna Kouvaras

    The experimentalist phenomenon of 'noise' as constituting 'art' in much twentieth-century music (paradoxically) reached its zenith in Cage’s (’silent’ piece) 4’33. But much post-1970s musical endeavour with an experimentalist telos, collectively known as 'sound art', has displayed a postmodern…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • Music and the Modern Condition: Investigating the Boundaries

    By Ljubica Ilic

    Two crucial moments in the formation and disintegration of musical modernity and the musical canon occurred at the turn of the seventeenth and the first half of the twentieth century. Dr Ljubica Ilic provides a fresh and close look at these moments, exploring the ways musical compositions shift to…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • A Woman’s Voice in Baroque Music: Mariane von Ziegler and J.S. Bach

    By Mark A. Peters

    At the end of his second year in Leipzig, J.S. Bach composed nine sacred cantatas to texts by Leipzig poet Mariane von Ziegler (1695-1760). Despite the fact that these cantatas are Bach's only compositions to texts by a female poet, the works have been largely ignored in the Bach literature.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • James McNeill Whistler and France

    A Dialogue in Paint, Poetry, and Music

    By Suzanne M. Singletary

    James McNeill Whistler and France: A Dialogue in Paint, Poetry, and Music is the first full-length and in-depth study to position this painter within the overall trajectory of French modernism during the second half of the nineteenth century and to view the artist as integral to the aesthetic…

    Hardback – 2016-11-25
    Routledge

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